The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown – 347

Well lookie here! Rolling its way over the hill, another classic filled retro movie weekend is with us and ready to add a whole heap of fun to our day!
Packing some serious punch this weekend, here are a few of our favourite movies hitting your screens. But which will you pick?

SATURDAY 14th September

A League of Their Own (1992) Sony Movies 11:10am-1:45pm
An alcoholic former professional player reluctantly agrees to train an all-female baseball team during the Second World War. With star player Dottie Hinson and her sister Kit on board, they look set to dominate the league – until sibling rivalry rears its head. Comedy-drama, starring Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Tom Hanks and Madonna.

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Vertical Limit
(2000) Sony Movies 1:45pm-4:00pm
A wildlife photographer is forced to master his fears and the elements as he leads an expedition to climb K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, on a desperate mission to rescue his estranged sister and her fellow mountaineers, who have fallen into a crevasse. Action-adventure, starring Chris O’Donnell, Bill Paxton, Scott Glenn and Robin Tunney.
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Can we get a REEEWIND? TruffleShuffle’s 2018 Review…

Now that's whatTruffleShuffle call... twenty-eighteen!

Phew! Well another year has gone, a few more ‘laughter lines’ have appeared and we’re another year wiser… yeah right!
So much went down over 2018 that we couldn’t dare to talk about it all, from people rejoining the team (yay!), building our very own cinema and games room in the office (double yay!), to a whoooole heap of exclusive goodies we got to work on and get on the site. What a year!

As looking back to the past is pretty much our jobs! We thought we would take a quick peep at some of our best and most memorable products from 2018. Enjoy!

 

Disney - MICKEY THE TRUE ORIGINAL - 90 YearsIt all started with a mouse…and 90 years later, we still can’t get enough of Disney’s beloved Mickey! Mickey Mouse officially made his big screen debut in 1928’s Steamboat Willie and fast became Disney’s mascot and most-loved cartoon character. This year we marked Mickey’s landmark 90th birthday with a playful collection of Disney goodies – and oh boy, did you TruffleShufflers celebrate along with us! From snapping up classic jewellery to timeless tees; beauty treats to fashion-forward bags from the likes of Loungefly and Hype, Disney fans showed their love for the iconic mascot in style. Get ready for more magical mousey additions in 2019!

 

Disney - Mary Poppins ReturnsWe were gearing up for the return of Mary Poppins for what felt like ages, super excited about the new movie and getting all cosy and nostalgic for the 60s original. A total Disney dream, our supercalifragilisticexpialidocious collection of tees, homewares and gifts are truly magical, featuring all the best movie moments and classic feel-good quotes. You’ve been loving the fact you can make like Mary with a replica brolly and bag or drink your tea (with a spoonful of sugar) in a stylish MP mug or teacup!

 

Labyrinth & Moomin Christmas JumpersThis Christmas we found ourselves in a wonderful Winter Moominland! Our snowy scene jumper set hearts a flutter, featuring lovebirds Snorkmaiden and Moomintroll looking utterly adorable and it was love at first sight for this sell-out festive knit. The ultimate Christmas fantasy, our a-MAZE-ing Labyrinth fair isle jumper was retro knitting perfection! With the classic Bowie power mullet, Ludo and (our fave) the Worm starring on this wintery winner, any Labyrinth fan appreciated that everything we did, we did for you. Our minds are thick with wonderous ideas for another magnificent Christmas Jumpers collection next year, so keep your eyes peeled for the best, most unique Chrissy jumps, the world has seen in Autumn/Winter 2019.

 

Wallace and Gromit - Est. 1989Geronimo! This year saw the arrival of our first exclusive Wallace & Gromit collection. Pure Aardman gold, we were blown away by Feathers McGraw, Shaun The Sheep and the dynamic duo, Wallace and his trusty sidekick Gromit. Our tees, totes, mugs and tea towels zoomed out of our warehouse like a rocket blasting off to a cheesy moon! By ‘eck, what a cracking year for Wallace and Gromit. Watch this space, there’s plenty more to come in 2019!

 

Polly PocketIt may have been 2018 but here at TruffleShuffle the 90s definitely still ruled! You guys couldn’t get enough of our classic pink Polly Pocket bag – and with its sweet heart shape and amazing printed lining inspired by Polly’s pad, we don’t blame you! Along with some dreamy additions to the Polly Pocket collection like our shell-shaped aqua satchel, purple bow-finish bag and some pretty pastel socks, Polly was definitely the no.1 lady this year.

There you have it folks! What are your best momories from 2018? What would you like to see from us in 2019? Let us know below!

Cracking! Our Exclusive New Wallace and Gromit Collection Is Here!

By ‘eck! It’s finally here and looking so goood! Over the last few months (many months actually!), we’ve been working hard with the amazing people at Aardman Animations to bring you some all-new, all-exclusive and totally exciting new Wallace and Gromit merchandise!

Featuring the mighty duo, the criminal mastermind Feathers McGraw and  dasterdly cyber-dog Preston, our ace new TShirts, Sweaters, Mugs and Tote Bags are now in stock and ready for you to snap up! Let’s take a look…

Wash ‘N’ Go

Show some love for the favourite Aardman duo with the help of this Wallace & Gromit tshirt! Giving a cheeky nod to their window cleaning service, this t-shirt makes a fun addition to your wardrobe.

Wallace And Gromit Wash N Go Sport Grey T-Shirt
Wallace And Gromit Wash N Go Heather Grey And Red Raglan Baseball T-Shirt
Wallace And Gromit Wash N Go White T-Shirt

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Feathers McGraw

Is it a chicken, is it a penguin? No it’s Feathers McGraw! They’re the villain we all sectetly fell in love with, right? Show your love for the cunning and oh-so sneaky Feathers McGraw with our exclusive new designs!

Wallace And Gromit Feathers McGraw Wanted Poster Ecru Boyfriend Fit T-Shirt With Rolled Sleeves
Wallace And Gromit Feathers McGraw Wanted Poster Ecru T-Shirt
Wallace And Gromit Feathers McGraw Wanted Poster Tote Bag
Wallace And Gromit Feathers McGraw Wanted Poster Grey And Black Raglan Baseball Sweater

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Meatabix Dog Food

We absolutely love this awesome Meatabix clothing! The play on words dog brand was featured in The Wrong Trousers and looks equally fab on our t-shirts!

Wallace And Gromit Meatabix Dog Food Navy T-Shirt
Wallace And Gromit Meatabix Dog Food Heather Blue T-Shirt
Wallace And Gromit Meatabix Dog Food Tote Bag
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Mugs Mugs Mugs!

As well as our collection of clothing and bags, we’ve also created some awesome Wallace And Gromit mugs which are a perfect tea buddy and make ideal gifts for the Wallace and Gromit fan in your life…

Wallace And Gromit Cup Of Tea Boxed Mug
Wallace And Gromit Preston's Dog Food Red Coloured Handle Mug

 

What do you think folks! Which is your favourite design? Which designs would you like to see in the future? Get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and let us know!

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Icarus’ wings! We do love the weekend.

So like a big old bucket full of multi coloured Lego let us be your helping hands as we use our infinite imagination and skill to build you a kaleidoscopic wonderland of retro delight and nostalgic movie masterpieces.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 29th August

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Treasure Island
(1972) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
A boy discovers a map leading to the location of an infamous pirate’s buried treasure. He joins a voyage in search of the loot, only to discover the ship has been infiltrated by several of the buccaneer’s former crew, who plan to seize the riches for themselves. Adventure based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, starring Orson Welles and Kim Burfield.

The Man in the Sky (1957) London Live 2:00pm-3:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A test pilot struggling to support his family flies an experimental aircraft for the first time, but learns the manufacturers’ future and his career hinge on the flight being a success. When disaster strikes in mid-air, he takes drastic action to resolve the situation. Drama, starring Jack Hawkins and Elizabeth Sellars.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) ITV London 4:05pm-6:00pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
An eccentric confectionery king announces that five children will be given a tour of his wondrous factory. The winners turn out to be a kind-hearted boy from a penniless family and four obnoxious brats, who face a terrible fate when they misbehave. Musical fantasy, based on Roald Dahl’s classic book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum and Roy Kinnear.

Roald Dahl Merchandise

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) BBC1 London 5:25pm-6:45pm (1 hour 20 minutes)
Inventor Wallace and his canine sidekick Gromit have set up a pest-control service, and are called in to stop rabbits overrunning a garden show. However, the pair are overwhelmed when a destructive giant bunny arrives on the scene, while an interfering aristocrat contrives to make matters worse. Nick Park’s Oscar-winning animated adventure, with the voices of Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter.

The Money Pit (1986) 5* 5:35pm-7:30pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Yuppie couple Walter and Anna buy a ramshackle old house and set about renovating it, only to see their dream home gradually turn into a nightmare. Anna also has to contend with her ex-husband, who is determined to talk her into giving their relationship another try. Comedy, starring Tom Hanks, Shelley Long, Alexander Godunov and Joe Mantegna.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) Movie Mix 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
A velvet-clad, sex-crazed secret agent from the 1960s agrees to be put into a state of suspended animation after his arch-enemy escapes justice. Thirty years later he is defrosted to do battle with the power-mad villain again, but the mission proves nearly as daunting for him as getting to grips with 1990s social values. Spoof spy adventure, with Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Mimi Rogers, Michael York and Robert Wagner.

National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) ITV4 11:30pm-1:35am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A bumbling all-American family man takes his wife and kids on a disaster-filled cross-country drive to California to visit famous theme park Walley World – but their chances of arriving at their destination in one piece are looking slim. Comedy, starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, Imogene Coca, Anthony Michael Hall, Christie Brinkley and John Candy.

I, Robot (2004) Film4 9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
The inventor of an advanced form of intelligent robot is found dead, and the detective investigating the case is certain that one of the scientist’s mechanical creations is responsible – but no one believes his theory because the robots have been programmed to prevent them from harming humans. Sci-fi thriller, inspired by the Isaac Asimov stories, starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan and Alan Tudyk.

Fun Fact: The car used by Will Smith’s character is a concept car called Audi RSQ, which was designed exclusively for the film and includes special features suggested by director Alex Proyas.

SUNDAY 30th August

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Small Soldiers
(1998) ITV2 1:30pm-3:40pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A hi-tech computer chip has a bizarre effect on a squad of toy soldiers, causing mayhem for their owner as the miniature marauders engage in a series of scaled-down skirmishes. Children’s adventure mixing live action and computer animation, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denis Leary and Gregory Smith, with the voices of Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Christina Ricci.

Casino Royale (1967) ITV London 3:05pm-5:30pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Ageing spy James Bond comes out of retirement to tackle a mysterious mastermind who wants to take over the world. Meanwhile, another agent disguises himself as Bond to face the evil genius over the baccarat table. Spoof spy adventure, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, Orson Welles, Deborah Kerr and Ursula Andress.

Superman (1978) Channel 5 5:30pm-8:05pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
A fledgling superhero crash-lands on Earth after evacuation from his home planet and is taken in by an elderly couple who raise him as their own. But with adolescence comes a greater understanding of his superhuman powers, leading to his rebirth as a crusader for justice and defender of the American way of life. Comic-strip adventure, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder and Marlon Brando.

Superman T-Shirts

Dante’s Peak (1997) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A vulcanologist’s suspicions that a long-dormant volcano is about to erupt turn out to be true, prompting him to race against time to save the community standing in its way – and clash with local government officials weighing his predictions against the loss in tourism revenue. Disaster movie, starring Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Elizabeth Hoffman and Charles Hallahan.

Fun Fact: The “volcanic ash” through the films was really fine newspaper shavings.

Deep Impact (1998) BBC3 9:00pm-10:55pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A TV reporter investigating a presidential misdemeanour stumbles on evidence that a comet is on a collision course with Earth, threatening the future of the human race. Meanwhile, an astronaut prepares to lead his crew on a do-or-die mission to intercept the danger. Sci-fi drama, starring Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Morgan Freeman and Elijah Wood.

Layer Cake (2004) Movie Mix 9:00pm-11:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A London cocaine dealer is all set to leave the criminal world behind and start a new life abroad. However, his plans are thwarted when he is asked to track down a gangster’s drug-addicted daughter and locate a stolen shipment of Ecstasy. Crime thriller, starring Daniel Craig, Michael Gambon, Colm Meaney, Kenneth Cranham and Sienna Miller.

Rush Hour (1998) ITV2 10:00pm-12:05am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A Hong Kong detective is sent to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, but the local authorities worry that his presence in America might spark an international incident, and assign a loud-mouthed and troublesome cop to keep an eye on him. However, the new partnership proves an explosive combination. Comedy adventure, starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson and Chris Penn.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, don’t forget to wash your hands and remember that sometimes even the smallest things can mean the most.

xoxo

Gromit Unleashed Hits Bristol!

Are you as big a fan of the troublesome, adventurers Wallace and Gromit as we are?? Then this could be right up your street….literally!

Yes an amazing 80 creatively decorated, 5ft tall statues of one of our all-time favourite TV dogs Gromit have been carefully placed all around our hometown of Bristol as part of a fund raising effort. These have all been carefully designed by some pretty big names including the likes of Sir Quentin Blake, Cath Kidston, One Direction’s Zayn Malik, The Beano and TV’s Harry Hill!

Gromit Unleashed, which has been organised by Aardman Animations and the Bristol Children’s Hospital charity – Wallace & Gromit’s Grant Appeal – will run for just 10 weeks. These amazing sculptures have been sponsored by many local businesses and will be auctioned off after the event on October 3rd to raise money for the Children’s Hospital. Much like the gorilla statues in 2011 which raised about £500,000 for charity, we really hope to see even more interest and are so pleased to see the cheeky chappies around the city every day.

I even get to walk past this amazing one every day at Temple Meads train station. Always makes me smile…

Gromit Unleashed Isambark Kingdog Brunel by Tim Miness
Gromit Unleashed Isambark Kingdog Brunel by Tim Miness

Nick Park, creator of the Oscar-winning animated characters said: “To see him this massive is incredible. I always thought Gromit would make it big, but not like this,””I was quite worried, because I’m quite fussy about Gromit, and I didn’t know if he would make a very good blank canvas for the artists to work on. But I think I am more just honoured that he is being used.”

Take a look at some of our favourite designs we’ve spotted so far…

Gromit Unleashed Hero by Tom Deams
Gromit Unleashed Hero by Tom Deams (Subway Harbourside)
Gromit Unleashed Gnashional Gromit by The Beano
Gromit Unleashed Gnashional Gromit by The Beano (Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre)
Gromit Unleashed Gromit Lightyear
Gromit Unleashed Gromit Lightyear (Showcase Cinema de Lux, Cabot Circus)
Gromit Unleashed Gromberry by Simon Toze
Gromit Unleashed Gromberry by Simon Toze (The Pumphouse)
Gromit Unleashed Gizmo by Quenton Blake
Gromit Unleashed Gizmo by Quenton Blake (The Art of Gromit Unleashed shop, Upper Maudlin Street)

Gromit Unleashed TutanGromit by Dale Evans
Gromit Unleashed TutanGromit by Dale Evans (Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery)
Gromit Unleashed Wheres Wallace by Martin Handford
Gromit Unleashed Wheres Wallace by Martin Handford (Bristol Marriott Royal)

I wish I could show you them all as every one is amazing in their own way, but for more information, check out the official Gromit Unleashed website or for a great range of pics take a look at bristol-culture.com.

If you fancy huning them down yourself, check out the official App and tick them off as you go with a full map of their locations. See it HERE.

Have you spotted any yet? Let us know which you’ve seen and which you like the most by leaving a comment below. Happy hunting! 🙂

xoxo